A charity football match will take place in Ballyfermot to support boys battling cancer

A charity match will take place in Ballyfermot this Saturday to support two young members who are currently battling leukaemia.

Ballyfermot United will play Ex-League of Ireland Allstars on February 12 at 2pm, with the match being staged in support of six-year-old Caiden Molloy and nine-year-old Keilan O’Shea, who have both been diagnosed with leukaemia.

A GoFundMe page has been created which reads: “Caiden is a member of our great club and we want to show him and his fellow warrior Keilan and their families that everyone at Ballyfermot United and in the community de Ballyfermot is 100% behind them. , we have set up a Gofundme so that people who cannot attend the day or people who wish to donate can do so through our link.

“All proceeds raised through the link and the day will be donated to both families.”

Speaking to Dublin Live, organizer John Belmont said: “The game has been created to help support two boys from our community Caiden Molloy aged 6 and Keilan O’Shea aged 9 who have both received a diagnosis of leukemia.

“Caiden is a member of our Junior Academy at Ballyfermot United and we wanted to show both families that as a club and a community we are all behind them.

“We decided to hold a charity match where a team of Ballyfermot United managers and past and present players would play against a team made up of Ex-League of Ireland Allstars and I have to say we were blown away by the support of these Allstars, we have some of the biggest names to ever play in the League of Ireland who are giving their time and support to this great cause.”

The match will take place at Coldcut, Prison Road and on the day entry is €5 per person with children under 5 free and there will also be a family discount.

According to John, they will be selling a number of beverage refreshments, sweets, hot dogs and burgers.

There will also be a raffle with amazing prizes and maybe even a few other surprises on the day.

Ballyfermot United vs Allstars Poster

John said: “We have big names playing for the Allstars team like Paul Byrne and Marc Kenny. We are doing the charity match to support both Caiden and Keilan who are battling cancer, they have been very brave and we want them and their families to know that Ballyfermot is behind them 100%.”

According to John, many local businesses have been involved in the charity match and there will also be a number of very special guests in attendance that day.

John said: “The people of Ballyfermot really know how to look after their own, I will say we are absolutely blown away by the support we are getting.

“We are all looking forward to it and hope it will be a good game that day.”

To donate to the GoFundMe click here

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